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Racist graffiti found along roadway in Durham

Sep 15, 2020 6:33 am
Sarah Trafton is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media the state police are investigating racist graffiti found along a state highway in Durham September 13. A motorist reported seeing graffiti containing racial slurs painted at the intersection of Route 145 and Allen Teator Road, state police Public Information Officer Steven Nevel said. The state Department of Transportation responded and removed the graffiti, Nevel said. The incident remains under investigation by the state police Bias Crime Unit. Making graffiti is a class A misdemeanor. The incident this weekend follows other recent vandalism reports in Greene County. In late July, a Black Lives Matter sign in Cornwallville was broken to pieces. Another sign, reading “I Support Law Enforcement” posted on Main Street in Cairo, was spray-painted with the letters “BLM” in July. And the Catskill Police Department has yet to make an arrest in its investigation of an incident in August during a virtual meeting of the Catskill school board. During that teleconference about school reopening plans, an unknown caller directed racial slurs toward Catskill Superintendent Ronel Cook and a district parent. The Catskill PD is being assisted by the state police Computer Crimes Unit in the investigation, Lt. Ronald Frascello said. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.